Just for the record, I’m a registered Independent. Still, party politics is enthralling stuff, and I’ve been enjoying the Democratic National Convention this week. (I’m looking forward to the GOP’s convention next week, too.)
Here in Illinois, the Democrats currently rule the day. Those of you from the Land of Lincoln (and now Obama) know that the state’s top Democrats have been bickering amongst themselves so much and for so long that hardly anything gets done. It’s actually become something of a joke—a depressing joke. That’s why I was blown away by an excellent public radio report I heard on the way home from work today. Apparently, an unexpected gesture by U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. sparked a reconciliation hug fest among Illinois Democrats. I love stuff like that, whether it’s Democrats or Republicans. Read and listen to the story from WBEZ in Chicago here.